Save the Date for Our 2019 Spring Ag Fest!

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SAVE THE DATE

Spring Ag Fest

Celebrating Chatham County Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources

Saturday, March 30, 2019

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

This is a FREE Event!

Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center

1192 US 64 W Business
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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Dennet Withington of Lilly Den Farm with Bluebell and her calf Bella. Visitors got the chance to milk Bluebell. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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Marty Allen on his quarter horse Diamond cut a calf from the herd during the cutting horse demonstration. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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Free pony rides were sponsored by the Chatham County Farm Bureau. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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Arbor Enterprises booth. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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Crystal Glen Alpacas booth. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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Chatham County invites residents to join us for our 2nd annual Spring Ag Fest at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center (CCACC) on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Spring Ag Fest is a celebration of Chatham County’s agriculture, forestry, and natural resources. The event will offer something for everyone: livestock, exhibits, demonstrations, food trucks, and more.

We have some exciting events planned at the Livestock Arena:

  • Barrel racing demonstration
  • Cutting horse demonstration
  • Sheep herding demonstration
  • NC Horse Council Parade of Breeds
  • 4-H livestock exhibition

Livestock including cattle, sheep, poultry, goats, horses, rabbits, and more will be on display for an up-close look. We will have FREE pony rides for kids sponsored by the Chatham County Farm Bureau!

Indoor and outdoor exhibitors and vendors will highlight local farms, farmers’ markets, sustainable agriculture, agricultural support and advocacy, agribusiness, beekeeping, livestock, forestry, green industry, wildlife, conservation, and much more. Visitors will get to meet Smokey Bear!

Several food trucks will offer tasty options for lunch. Thanks to the generosity of the Chatham County Farm Bureau, the first 800 visitors will receive a $5 food ticket to spend at the food trucks!

View a slideshow featuring almost 200 photos from the 2018 Spring Ag Fest. (Click on the first photo then click on the icon in the bottom right of the screen if you want to enlarge the photo.)

See a list of exhibitors and vendors from the 2018 Spring Ag Fest.

The event is free and open to the public. Full details with a complete list of exhibitors and events will be released in February.

If you are interested in exhibiting around the theme of agriculture, forestry, or natural resources, download this form, fill it out, and email it back to Victoria Brewer. Call Victoria at 919-545-8303 if you have questions about exhibiting.

For questions about the Spring Ag Fest, email Debbie Roos.

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Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The CCACC houses the offices of Chatham County Cooperative Extension, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation, and the Forest Service.

The event facilities provide year-round meeting and workshop space for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, natural resources, family and consumer science, and youth programs. However, the CCACC is available for rental by organizations and individuals for all types of events, including conventions, trade shows, weddings, workshops, and banquets. It is the largest flexible meeting space in the county.

The CCACC is one mile west of the traffic circle at 1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro.